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noob-reefer

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Ok I went and did it.... I ordered the Marineland 30x30x18 70g cube. It should be here Tuesday with the stand. I've been planning this system for a while and come up with the reef octopuss 6" classic in sump skimmer with custom sump (no refugium at this time) out of a standard 20g high aquarium. Sump will hold a 4" filter sock, skimmer, phosban reactor currently running carbon, heater, return pump(thinking a mag7 but looking for input here) and my ato.

 

The light showed up Tuesday from fragtasticreef, a single ai sol blue, which is now above my BC29 HQI with the glass top removed. I might have to add a second unit but that's has been planned for when I built the frame hanging the light. So far everyone seems ok with the switch to LEDs but I've only got them at 17/15/15 about 8" off the water so I will ramp them up more once I get them moved.

 

Skimmer arrived yesterday, Friday and the weekend that I have off :0) so last night I worked on the sump playing with different sized sections and water routes, I have it all siliconed and will run done water through it tomorrow and see if I really do like it. Pics to follow.

 

This is my first build that I will be putting up here step by step so feel free to give your thoughts and opinions as they are welcomed. :0)

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So after 6 weeks the tank is still not in....

 

But hey I have the sump done, RO/DI ATO setup, and all in place and operating so all I have to do is swap the two tanks when it gets here :0)

 

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Skimmer in sump working great.

 

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New RO/DI from "Thefilterguys" Which being in retail myself was extremely pleased with their order process and was able to pick it up right off the production table!!

 

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Here is the BC29 FTS with everything in place just waiting on the tank.

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mountainfragger

The 93 cubes are nice. You'll like it. I got mine when I downsized and was skeptical about it since it was smaller, but I really like it. It's a great size, and the dimensions fit the available space perfectly.

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